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5 North Las Vegas students earn scholarships for community service

Five North Las Vegas high school seniors received scholarships Wednesday night for their commitment to community service.

The $200 awards were distributed just before the City Council meeting and sponsored by Mayor John Lee and Jeff Alpert, a member of the North Las Vegas Citizens Advisory Committee.

  • Tamara Barnes of Mojave High School was recognized for volunteering with several organizations, including Three Square, the Ronald McDonald Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
  • Sierra Shelton of Canyon Springs High has served four years with the school’s Community Service Club and helps with feeding the homeless through the Salvation Army.
  • Julian Dominguez of Cheyenne High School volunteers at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, where he helps feed the homeless and clean the facility.
  • Ja’Vontay Hill of Legacy High School was captain of the football team, has a 4.0 grade-point-average and volunteers as a tutor at Matt Kelly Elementary and Dondero Elementary schools.
  • Shane Risolio of Rancho High School is involved in several clubs and activities, including the Blind Center of Nevada, Spread the Word Nevada and the Boy Scouts.

Contact Art Marroquin at amarroquin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0336. Find @AMarroquin_LV on Twitter.

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